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The Flapping of Wings: Eurofighter Uproar Puts Strategy at Risk

The Flapping of Wings: Eurofighter Uproar Puts Strategy at Risk

Scarcely anyone is talking any more about the referendum on mandatory military service that is to take place in January. For both coalition partners, the debate on possible bribes by Eurofighter manufacturer EADS (European Aeronautic Defence Space Company) is coming at the wrong time – as, in fact, the reminder that Economics Minister Reinhold Mitterlehner was […]

EADS Bribery Scandal

EADS Bribery Scandal

Europe-wide Bribery Network, 10 Nov. by Hans Leyendecker and Klaus Ott Bribery and embezzlement, money laundering and fraud: Because of the EADS’ [European Aeronautic Defence Space Company] business deals with Austria, prosecutors are investigating all over Europe. The head of the defence contractor, Tom Enders, has announced a crack-down on corruption. It is, however, rather […]

Eurofighter: Collateral Damage

One could have guessed. There was something odd in this sparely lit conference room in the Austrian Parliament in Vienna on that special winter afternoon 2007. A touch of indifference perhaps, as the committee of inquiry looked into the most important single acquisition of any government since 1945. The witnesses were apparently all suffering from […]

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